Monarchs by David Lobb

Monarchs by David Lobb

For many, a connection with nature is made at a young age. Today, I can recall one of my first connections to the natural world. It was a third grade science lesson on Monarch Butterflies and pollination. My paradigm began to shift as I learned about the ecological...
Panama Rocks by Tom Erlandson

Panama Rocks by Tom Erlandson

  During most of my youth, when I was growing up on the south side of Jamestown, my family did not have a car. Our transportation was by bus, bicycle, or on foot, which Dad called “shank’s mare.” So it was a special occasion when, one summer day at age nine, I...
Dusk to Dark by Jeff Tome

Dusk to Dark by Jeff Tome

Nightfall turns everything new. When the dark slowly takes away vision, every sound is magnified. A small animal scurrying through leaves sounds like a bear crashing through the brush. Familiar places turn unfamiliar when they disappear from view. There are many terms...
Living Locally by Sarah Hatfield

Living Locally by Sarah Hatfield

My Christmas card this past year featured hogs, fruit, corn, a house, a woodlot and more. “Nurture what nourishes you” the card said at the top. The sentiment was simple – take care of the things that enable you to live well. Embracing a more hands-in-the-ground...